The BPD team is a close-knit family of some of the most talented, driven and fun-loving folks in the business. Of course, every company brags about its people. But how many marketing agencies do you know that are staffed by healthcare experts who are trained in service excellence, work tradigitally and deliver award-winning work?
Please check out our video and biographies below. BPDerrrs bring a stimulating mix of perspectives and backgrounds. We have artists, athletes and authors. We have foodies, furniture-makers and football fans. We even have a former pastor. They’re all passionate and all good people. And they’d all love to work with you.
Throughout most of David's time at the University of Florida, he was expecting to pursue a career in academia. But the private sector came calling, and he soon found himself becoming an expert in research and competitive intelligence for brands in the healthcare and energy sectors. Today he is our Director of Research and Insights.
FUN FACT: David has never lost a thumb-wrestling match. Ever.
Vanessa spends her days keeping the BPD ship running. She is the head of operations and continually works to make BPD the best possible place to work. She always knows what's what, who's who and has the answer to whatever questions the BPD team comes up with.
Lots of people root for the Miami Dolphins. Few of them can actually say they were one. Bill joined us after three years in the Dolphins marketing department. He may have never taken a snap in an NFL game, but his time moving from a client call to the creative department is sub-4.40.
FUN FACT: Bill will beat you in any breakdancing competition.
There are certain things that Rufus really loves. He loves to be called J.R. by everyone who knows him. He loves to spend time with his family. He loves cooking, recreating favorite foods he's tried in the past. And he loves delighting clients with huge ideas and brilliant designs, which he's been doing for nearly 15 years.
FUN FACT: Rufus proudly takes care of three caimans (a type of crocodile), a savannah monitor (a lizard) and a piranha (yes, a real one).
Born in Coral Springs to parents from Argentina and Bolivia, Gaby doesn't just know Florida well, she also has extensive experience traveling through South America. Her adventuring spirit has taken her from hospitality management to sales to BPD where she is a project manager.
A lifelong Floridian, Alex has always had an affinity for the outdoors and the water. In high school, she was an accomplished athlete, especially in swimming and lacrosse. After completing college at Florida Atlantic University, Alex spent time at a couple of South Florida marketing agencies before finding her way to BPD where she is a senior project manager.
FUN FACT: Alex has a deep, abiding love of Tacos. She lives for Taco Tuesdays.
Susan wanted to work for a company that felt like family and that strived daily to improve in every way. That's what she found when she came to BPD. Before she was named our office manager, she spent years as a civilain contractor for the military and as a call center manager for CIGNA Healthcare.
FUN FACT: Susan helped work on the Patriot Missile.
A recent graduate of Florida Atlantic University, Maria has always been creative. Throughout her life she has been an active musician, photographer, artist and chef. She's also an experienced athlete with success soccer, volleyball and flag football.
FUN FACT: Maria is originally from Paraguay and is uniquely able to identify others from that nation just by hearing their accent.
Vice President, Client Services
Trish is one of this industry's leading storytellers. She spent more than a decade leading the advertising and creative strategy for Cancer Treatment Centers of America and another five years in Chicago with Leo Burnett on national accounts like Procter & Gamble.
FUN FACT: She was a cheerleader as a teen, taught cheerleader camps in college, and she even performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Sarah comes to BPD with a 10-year background in marketing major pharmaceutical brands. She's worked at several Omnicom agencies in New York City, where she gained expertise in every media for her many clients. Fortunately for BPD, Sarah decided to move closer to family, which brought her here to Southern Florida.
FUN FACT: Sarah once penned an article published in the New York Times.
Although Jason’s official title is CEO, his “real job” here is "Coach." He works to put together the best team possible, provide them with a vision and empower them to succeed for our clients.
FUN FACT: "I used to be the proud parent of a pot-bellied pig."
Fergus is a true world traveler. Originally from Sheffield, England he grew up in Guernsey, part of a small group of islands in the English Channel. He has been coming to the States since he was 12 and is now a proud American citizen. He joins us after working in New York and Chicago.
FUN FACT: Fergus played on the England Under 18's Cricket Team.
Senior Media Buyer
Jill is a dedicated multitasker. Even before her days at the University of Florida, she knew she was at her best when working on multiple urgent tasks at once. It's this rare talent that has led her to master such varied skills as video production, business development, photography, and of course, media buying. She brings all of her considerable skills to BPD as a senior media buyer.
FUN FACT: As a teen, Jill was a nationally-ranked, top-3 bowler.
Senior Art Director
Her plan was to become a marine biologist. But a bootleg copy of Photoshop led to the realization that her life had a different calling. A series of party fliers and posters ultimately turned into a stint at the Art Institute of Atlanta where she earned her BA. From there she went on to become a leader in design, working for apparel brands like DKNY, Junk Food Clothing, Bebe, Ed Hardy and more.
FUN FACT: Marion can be found on IMDB for her visual-effects work on Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Vince's role here at BPD is to push creative as far as it can go; he and Ward work side-by-side to marry strategy with show-stopping concepts. Vince's mind never stops - he is always dreaming up the next big idea.
FUN FACT: "I’m the baby of three. My two older sisters and mom baby me more than my wife ever will."
Josh has been working in media and account management for more than 15 years. In that time he’s gained great expertise across a wide range of industries and has worked with every media type. His one weakness: the cold. That’s why he left the Northeast long ago, and why South Florida is his perfect destination. And we couldn’t be happier to have him here.
FUN FACT: Josh is curator of one of the most extensive collections of interesting dress socks in North America.
Toni holds a degree in Business Management and comes to BPD from more than 7 years in administrative roles. Here, she works with Susan and Vanessa to keep the office running and makes sure everyone has everything they need to do their best possible work.
FUN FACT: "I am very good at the squirt gun game at the fair."
Account Manager Coordinator
Courtney recently earned her bachelor's degree in business administration from Florida Atlantic University. She previously worked with another local marketing agency before joining us, as well as helping several nonprofits.
FUN FACT: Courtney has developed an uncanny skill for predicting the end of every Hollywood movie released over the past several years.
Studio Art Director
A graduate of the Art Institute, Gustavo spends his days at BPD conceptualizing and collaborating to create great work for our clients. He can create in Photoshop anything that your mind can think up and is known for his infectious positivity.
FUN FACT: "I once won a reading contest when I was 11 years old. I read and wrote reports for over 100 books in one summer."
As a Senior Project Manager, Kaylee works in partnership with Account Management to get the best possible work to our clients. She oversees timing and budget for multiple accounts and offers insights both from a BPD and client perspective.
Paula has been working in content strategy and development for more than 16 years. She specializes in taking digital products from ideation through documentation, testing, launch, and continuous lifecycle enhancements as well as promotion through paid, earned and owned media channels.
FUN FACT: "I was actually a double major as an undergraduate - the second being vocal performance. I am trained in opera, jazz, broadway and pop styles."
Jeff Goldman is a Copywriter at Brown Parker & DeMarinis with a 20-year track record of success covering most aspects of business communications. He has worked on brands such as AOL, Exxon Chemical, Goodyear, Jiffy Lube, KFC, LexisNexis, Microsoft, Miller Lite, Northern Arizona Healthcare, the Seton Healthcare Family, Southwest Airlines, Taco Bell, the Walt Disney Company and many more.
FUN FACT: "I live with three of the world's smallest dogs."
Amanda leads our project management department here at BPD. Together with her team, she manages each and every project end-to-end and continuously works to improve our processes, product offerings and services to be more effective and efficient.
FUN FACT: "I am just as comfortable covered in mud and sweat from an obstacle race as I am in a pair of pretty high heels and a dress."
Although Kara's title is "Senior Account Manager," she tends to drift over into the creative team. She is always brainstorming new ideas and ways to add a bit of "out-of-the-box" to all of her projects. She is a ball of enthusiasm and works to add a smile to her clients' and co-workers' days.
A natural negotiator from birth, Whitney is exactly who you want negotiating your media buy. Here at BPD, she conducts and analyzes research, formulates media plans, negotiates with media outlets and stewards placed media.
FUN FACT: By the age of 12, she had negotiated her name onto her parents’ mortgage. Like we said, she’s a very good negotiator.
Senior Account Manager
After spending much of her career helping to guide the marketing efforts of renowned lifestyle brand Fatboy®, Megan wanted to devote the next part of her career to bringing good to the world as much as bringing her abundant marketing skills to a group of clients. Of course, BPD became her choice, where she is now serving as a senior account manager.
FUN FACT: Megan has hiked all five centuries-old Italian villages of Cinque Terre.
Hali's top inspirations are great cuisine and rescue dogs. She does everything she can to surround herself with both as often as she can. Her most recent rescue is Riley, who came from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit. She spends much of her free time curating her Instagram account which highlights all of the best resturants she visits.
FUN FACT: Hali is Florida's foremost expert on the Goo Goo Dolls.
As a Digital Media Buyer, Alejandra oversees the planning and buying across multiple digital platforms. Historically she has managed digital campaigns across multiple industries including Hospitality, Retail, Quick Service Restaurants and Automotive. Alejandra is best described as a free spirit who always tries to learn and do new things from skydiving to glacier hiking to learning new languages.
FUN FACT: "My family owns a vineyard in Argentina."
With a strong background in strategy and copywriting, Brielle keeps us ahead of the newest developments in social media marketing. In fact, opening her eyes to new ideas is one reason she enjoys travelling the world in her free time. Her experience with the healthcare industry began at age three when a tumble from her stroller led to emergency brain surgery.
FUN FACT: “Like Jason, I was also the parent of a potbelly pig. Two of them."
Robert is a world-class healthcare marketer with extensive experience in developing and scaling global organizations. In addition to running Brown Parker & DeMarinis’ West Office, he ensures we deliver service and product excellence to our clients at every level. Most recently, Robert served as President, BPD, running day-to-day operations.
FUN FACT: Robert is especially well-traveled and lived for two years in Spain.
Prior to co-founding BPD, Ward worked at The Richards Group, McCann Erickson and other top agencies for national and worldwide clients. Here at BPD, Ward partners with Vince in the development of the agency's highest concept creative projects.
FUN FACT: "My first job in advertising was Account Executive (but I wasn't very good at it)."
Senior Motion Graphics Designer
Nate has been a leader in motion-graphic design for more than a decade. He's an expert in video production, art direction and visual storytelling. His previous work for global brands such as Amazon, AT&T, Microsoft, Nickelodeon, Uber and EmblemHealth has prepared him for his role here at BPD.
FUN FACT: Nate married his wife specifically because she was the first person he ever met who could eat food as hot and spicy as he could.
Remy always wanted to use her career as a way of giving back to the community. She graduated from college with a degree in speech pathology and a plan to help children with speech disabilities. But Remy found herself with the opportunity to help hospitals across the country that save lives every day, and she took it.
FUN FACT: She once sold an ice-cold glass of lemonade to Leonardo DiCaprio.
Pam is an MBA graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology. At BPD, Pam works closely with the strategy department on integrated campaigns and collaboratively with senior leadership on the evolution of the agency’s culture of service excellence.
FUN FACT: "I learned to waterski when I was 3 years old."
A graduate of Louisiana State University with a BA in Journalism in Advertising, Vanessa has over 24 years of advertising/marketing experience. She has bought media on a national and local basis for the hospital, hospitality, food services and automotive industries. At BPD, Vanessa researches, plans, budgets, buys and places media.
FUN FACT: "I started dancing when I was 6. I was 'Miss High Kick' in high school and still stretch religiously to keep my flexibility."
Marc has been a leader in healthcare marketing throughout his entire career. It started with a college internship at The George Washington University Hospital. It continued in Manhattan and Philadelphia where he concentrated on some of the best-known names in pharma. When the chance to continue his success in South Florida presented itself, he jumped at the opportunity.
FUN FACT: Marc is ambidextrous.
Rachel is a proud Florida State alum who joins us after starting her marketing career as an account coordinator at another Florida agency. After a good taste of account management, she found project management was her passion, so she joined us for the opportunity. Her two favorite hobbies are working out and eating cupcakes.
FUN FACT: Rachel is a veteran hula-hoop competitor. She will take on any hula-hoop challenge from anyone at any time.
Jessica is responsible for day-to-day management of the agency. Because of her passion and focus on agency culture and client satisfaction, Jessica has been instrumental in growing the BPDerrr roster and revamping the agency's processes resulting in higher client retention and faster project turnaround times. She has been called BPD's "Mama Bear" as her team and her clients are her “children” and she is very protective of them all.
FUN FACT: "I own purple. Purple pens, paper clips, phone case, folders, stapler, photo frames, notebooks, candy jars..."
Christine is a Social Media Strategist at BPD- she keeps us all up-to-date on everything social. She strategizes, writes, buys ads, makes pancakes and Facebooks while she walks. She’s spent the last decade working on creative healthcare marketing and communications strategies that not only impact the bottom line, but better engage each stage of the patient journey.
FUN FACT: "I'm practically tone-deaf, but I know the lyrics to almost any song. People are pretty impressed with my version of the 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' theme song. (I can do SpongeBob, too!)"
"Digital Solutions Engineer" is just fancy talk for Web Developer and Web Development Innovator. With nearly a decade of Drupal Development experience, nothing is out of grasp for Phil. He is a connoisseur of front-end technologies with an appetite for the latest back-end automation tools.
FUN FACT: "I once held my breath for over a minute."
With over 20 years of advertising and marketing experience, Haydn has led creative for some of the best known and successful brands on the planet—and now helms the creative team at BPD. When he’s not working or spending time with his wife, daughter and four dogs you can usually find him on the golf course, beach—or exploring the nearest National Park.
FUN FACT: Haydn has won dozens of sand castle contests.
Account Manager Coordinator
Brittney has always been passionate about healthcare, especially issues that include children's health. So when she graduated from the University of Florida with a major in Public Relations and a minor in Communications Studies, beginning her career at BPD seemed like a natural choice. With her passion for doing good, she has quickly become one of us.
FUN FACT: Brittney's nickname is The Lobster Slayer for her unrivaled skills in catching fish, shrimp, stone crab and, of course, lobster.
Lindsay holds a master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and comes to BPD from a background in agency work. An integral part of our Account Management team, Lindsay works as the "middleman" between our clients and our team here, adding strategic insights to each project she handles.
FUN FACT: "I celebrate my birthday every year at Disney's Food and Wine Festival."